March is being fickle here at Henbogle. The big snows of February are mostly gone, and there are tulips peeking above ground near the foundation of the house on the sunny and protected southwestern side. It’s good sap running weather, with cold nights and clear sunny days, but Sunday was windy and chilly from the wind, and (sob) there is 3-7 inches of snow in the forecast for Tuesday. What’s a gardener to do? Head for the hoophouse, of course!
Even with large holes in the plastic cover, the hoophouse was pleasantly warm, and the soil inside unfrozen and workable. It needed
some a lot of weeding and the large culinary sage in there needed cutting way, way back. I didn’t think to take before pictures, but at the end of an hour or so, it looked much better, and more importantly, is ready for seeding with some cold-hardy plants. Next weekend I’ll plant some brassicas, lettuce, spinach and other greens, and maybe even a few carrots and see what happens. With luck, we’ll be eating home-grown salad by May 1.